The chair carries out research and development in the areas of optical systems for lasers and laser applications, Computational Optics and EUV Technology.
Research is embedded in several projects funded by third-parties such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Union (EU). In the following, a few selected projects are presented briefly.
Cluster of Excellence
Cluster of Excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries
As a member of the Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production, the chair carries out research in the fields of Production Technology as well as Agile Product Development. Overall, more than 25 institutes and research facilities in the areas of production, materials science, economics, natural sciences and social sciences cooperate within this Cluster of Excellence that is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Forschungscampus Digital Photonic Production
Within the Forschungscampus Digital Photonic Production (de) supported by the BMBF, the chair investigates innovative attempts of optical systems technology in the field of Ultrashort Pulse Processing, Additive Manufacturing, and Functional Layers.
WIR! – LASER.region.AACHEN
The WIR! alliance LASER.region.AACHEN is a funding project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that promotes structural change in the region. The production and use of new laser-based production solutions will create sustainable jobs and economic success factors for the LASER.region.AACHEN.
In the EU project MultiFlex, the Chair TOS is working on the investigation and development of a novel high-speed multi-beam application using ultra-short pulse laser radiation. The aim is to realize kilowatt-power applications with individually modulated single beams and finally to integrate the system into an industrial machine.